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United Teletech Financial Federal Credit Union, Eatontown, N.J., recently helped build homes for Habitat for Humanity. As part of a community build at Monmouth Mall, employees and board members of the credit union helped construct six houses for the organization. Board member Derek Mahoney, Michael Peragino, director of information technology and facilities and President/CEO Leo Ardine all constructed a prefabricated wall for a house United Teletech Financial’s Tinton Falls branch. Travis Credit Union, Vacaville, Calif., awarded Mary Keith Duff Memorial Scholarships to 20 high school students. Kaitlyn Nicole Pratt, Shane Killan Fleshman and Ruby Alexandrina Tamariz were among 20 students nationally to receive $1,000 scholarships from TCU. Travis Credit Union offers the scholarships to assist its young members with the increasing cost of higher education and to reinforce its commitment to the financial success of our country’s future leaders. Over 100 applications were submitted and independently reviewed by senior managers and volunteers. More than 20 employees from Capital Communications Federal Credit Union, Albany, N.Y., will spend their Saturday planting flowers, painting and building a storage shed-but not at their own homes. The volunteers from Capital Communications are participating in the United Way of Northeastern New York’s Hands on Capitaland Project. Hands on Capitaland brings local businesses and organizations together to make improvements at local community and human service organizations that rely extensively on volunteer support. The volunteers will be helping out at Parson’s Child and Family Center building new storage sheds, painting inside the center and beautifying a large flower bed at the entrance of the facility. Hopewell Federal Credit Union, Heath, Ohio, has named Zackary Sherburn this year’s scholarship winner. As the winner, Sherburn receives $1,000 towards his college education. He plans to attend the University of Toledo. Members 1st Federal Credit Union, Mechanicsburg, Pa., held its 9th Annual Golf Classic at Range End Golf Club in Dillsburg, Pa. recently. The West Shore YMCA, Special Olympics Area M and the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association-CUPAC were all beneficiaries of the tournament, each taking home $10,000. Over 135 golfers registered for the tournament and lunch, dinner and door prizes were provided to everyone that attended. First, second and third place teams took home gift certificates to the Range End Pro Shop, and closest to the pin and longest drive winners received golfing equipment. Raritan Bay Federal Credit Union, Sayreville, N.J., recently hosted its second annual Member Appreciation Day. There were gifts for everyone, exciting prizes (barbecue grill, DVD player, stereo system, fire pit, etc.), free chair massages provided by Anthony Kelley of Wholistic Fitness, fun for kids (pictures with Credit Union Man, tattoos, etc.), refreshments and much more. During the event, a total of $187 was raised for Sayreville Association for Brain Injured Children. Robins Federal Credit Union, Warner Robins, Ga., recently placed 1st in amount of team money raised in support of the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Houston County. Over one hundred employees and their family members participated in team fundraisers such as bake sales, candy bar sales, basket and parking spot raffles, chicken biscuit sales, and windshield washing in drive-thrus. In addition, Relay For Life paper stars were sold at all branch locations. Team members collected donations individually, and a corporate sponsorship was given which helped to total a donation of over $20,000 to the American Cancer Society. Robins Federal Credit Union’s theme for the Relay For Life was “Bettin’ On A Cure.” The theme and campsite ornamented in casino type decorations helped the CU win the “Best Campsite” award at the event.

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